Cycle tour along the Vendée Coast Ref. : VE1-V
- from 550 € / person on the minimum basis of 2 pers.
- Difficulty :
- Duration : 5 days | 4 days riding
from April 2017 to September 2017
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Between sand dunes and forest, the coast unfolds under the sun rays: islands, fishing villages and seaside resorts are completing this picture of the Vendée coast ! Mills, houses with reed-made roofs and
marshlands are the treasures of this rich region.
4 easy riding days with a great breath of fresh air ! Cycling tracks and tiny country roads will invite to
discover this region of the Atlantic coast!
Your cycling tour along the Atlantic Vendée coast
Day 1: Arrival in Saint-Jean-de-Monts
Enjoy the village located on the Atlantic coast and its beautiful beach.
Day 2: Excursion Saint-Jean-de-Monts – La Barre-de-Monts | 25 km
Discover the pays de Monts shores up tothe ‘Jardin du vent’ (garden of wind). Then return passing by the Monts marshlands which shelter typical fauna and flora.
Option 15km : a ride through the forest to discover the ‘héronnière’ (a place where herons make their nests), and the sand dunes.
Day 3: Saint-Jean-de-Monts – Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie | 17 km
After crossing the pine forest, join Sion, a seaside village with an atmosphere from the Thirties. Continue between ocean and ‘belle époque’ houses to Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, an animated fishing port with old picturesque neighbourhoods. You can visit the small museum ‘Maison du Pêcheur’ dedicated to the old fisherman’s houses.
Option 18 km : a seaside ride to Brétignolles-sur-Mer, surfers’ paradise!
Day 4: Excursion to l’île d'Yeu | 20 km / 35 km
Embark for a cruise to l’Ile d’Yeu, and discover the jewel of the Vendée coast : Port-Joinville and its animated quays.Take the opportunity to explore the seaside coast, the fishing port with its coloured houses, the “Meule” natural port and all the routes bordered with honeysuckle and wild garlic.
Day 5: Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie – Saint-Jean-de-Monts | 25 km
From the gate of the former saltmarshes, ride to "Bourrine à Armandine" : a house with reed-made roofs, where you can discover the life of the “maraîchins” people in the beginning of the century. Cross the pine forest to Saint Jean de Monts.
Departure during the day.
Possibility to book an extra night in Saint-Jean-de-Monts.
NB : personal bike transfer by sea is impossible, so bike rental at île d'Yeu is included.
The rates for children mentionned below are valid in case of 2 adults minimum per triple or quadruple room.
From April 1st 2017 to June 30th 2017 550,00 € Children from 4 to 12 years old : 396,00 € (If accommodation in triple or quadruple room.) Single room supplement : 155,00 € Bike discount : - 32,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
From July 1st 2017 to September 2nd 2017 610,00 € Children from 4 to 12 years old : 427,00 € (If accommodation in triple or quadruple room.) Single room supplement : 222,00 € Bike discount : - 32,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
From September 3rd 2017 to September 30th 2017 550,00 € Children from 4 to 12 years old : 396,00 € (If accommodation in triple or quadruple room.) Single room supplement : 155,00 € Bike discount : - 32,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
- 4 nights’ accommodation in 3-star hotels (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
- 4 dinners (drinks not included)
- 4 'buffet' or 'continental' breakfasts
- Taxi transfer from the hotel to the dock to île d'Yeu (and return)
- Boat cruise to l’île d'Yeu
- Cycle rental (1 day) on l'île d'Yeu
- 1 travel folder (itineraries in French or English / colour maps)
- Tourist brochures
- Luggage transfer during the day
- Equipped cycle rental for 4 days with helmet
- Hotline 7 days a week
- Lunches / Drinks
- Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
- Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
- Single room supplement (4 nights included)
> Your rental bike:
VTC bike - 21 speed gears
Equipped with : 2 rear panniers (saddlebags), 1 map holder, 1 repair kit, 1 pump, 1 lock.
> How to arrive in St JEAN DE MONTS:
From A11, A811 then A83 highways > Exit n°1 direction « La Roche sur Yon ». Then follow D178 – D117 – D95 – D32 – D948 – D205 and D753.
From Paris : Montparnasse train station > Nantes train station > Gare de Challans train station > BUS transfer to St Jean de Monts
. From Roissy CDG airport : Roissy Charles de Gaulle T.2 train station > Nantes train station > Gare de Challans train station > BUS transfer to St Jean de Monts
. From Orly airport or Beauvais airport: taxi or shuttle transfer: Montparnasse train station > Nantes train station > Gare de Challans train station > BUS transfer to St Jean de Monts
. From Nantes airport: taxi or shuttle transfer : Nantes train station > Gare de Challans train station > BUS transfer to St Jean de Monts
Françoise A.S. (Belgique) - Août 2016
"Nous avions choisi de faire ce circuit en famille avec des adultes, des ados et de jeunes enfants (11,7,4 ans). Cette randonnée marine convient à tous les âges et chacun y a trouvé son plaisir."
Lydie Z. (France) - Août 2016
"Très bonne organisation. Ça nous change des séjours balnéaires habituels. Nos enfants de 7 et 8 ans ont vraiment apprécié la rando vélo, et nous aussi. A faire en famille !"